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Delivered Kevin Michael McKeehan, he pioneered Christian rap seeing that an associate of DC Chat and received a Grammy Prize for Alive and Transported, his 2009 record. He shaped the music group DC Talk to Michael Tait in 1987 plus they afterwards co-wrote “Let’s Move,” a tune about the Sept 11, 2001 episodes. His 2007 record Portable Sounds marketed 50,645 copies in its initial week, strike #1 for the SoundScan Modern Christian Overall graph, and received a Grammy Award nomination for Greatest Pop/Modern Gospel Record. He wedded Amanda Levy in 1994. They elevated five kids: Truett, delivered Sept 4, 1998; twins Moses and Marlee, followed 2002; Leo, delivered November 2, 2004; and Judah, delivered March 24, 2006. He released his initial Christmas album, Xmas in Diverse Town, on Oct 4, 2011. Owl City’s Adam Little appeared being a guest singer.

Quick Facts


Full Name TobyMac
Date Of Birth October 22, 1964
Place Of Birth Fairfax, VA
Height 1.83 m
Profession Rapper
Education Liberty University
Nationality American
Spouse Amanda Levy McKeehan
Children Truett McKeehan, Marlee McKeehan, Judah McKeehan, Leo McKeehan, Moses McKeehan, Me Without You, Speak Life, Feel It, Southern Pines, NC, United States, Mineral City, OH, United States, Gilford, NH, United States
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Album, American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist, Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album, GMA Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, Me Without You, Speak Life, Feel It, Southern Pines, NC, United States, Mineral City, OH, United States, Gilford, NH, United States
Music Groups DC Talk, The Gotee Brothers, Me Without You, Speak Life, Feel It, Southern Pines, NC, United States, Mineral City, OH, United States, Gilford, NH, United States
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, GMA Dove Award for Artist of the Year, Me Without You, Speak Life, Feel It, Southern Pines, NC, United States, Mineral City, OH, United States, Gilford, NH, United States
Movies Southern Pines, NC, United States, Mineral City, OH, United States, Gilford, NH, United States, I'm in Love with a Church Girl, X 2008: Christian Rock Hits, Roach Approach: The Mane Event!, Hip Hope Hits 2005, Roach Approach: Slingshot Slugger!
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Released second solo project titled "Welcome to Diverse City" while still a member of dcTalk. [October 2004]
2Preparing for an upcoming 2004 40 city tour with Third Day [October 2003]
3Released his first solo album (titled "Momentum") while still a member of DC Talk. [November 2001]
4Released his fourth album "Tonight" and is touring with Christian rock band Skillet. [February 2010]
5Toby and his wife Amanda adopted twins, a girl and a boy, who are African-American and Caucasian.
6Given his name by his older brother who said he was going to be born in the month of "Tober"
7Some of his greatest hits, along with his group, DC Talk, are Walls (1990), Luv is a Verb (1992) Jesus Freak, Colored People, and Just Between You and Me (all 1995) and Consume Me, Into Jesus, and Red Letters (all 1998).
8Son, Truett Foster McKeehan, born. [September 1998]
9Known for doing stunts and running into crowds at concerts.
10Brother-in-law of Audio Adrenaline lead singer Mark Stuart.
11Owns Gotee Records.
12Went to Liberty University in Virginia where he met bandmates Michael Tait and Kevin Max.
13Played on 2 state championship basketball teams in HS.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War Room2015performer: "Me Without You Capital Kings Remix" - as tobyMac / writer: "Me Without You Capital Kings Remix"
Chic2015Short performer: "Backseat Driver" / writer: "Backseat Driver"
Christian Mingle2014performer: "Me Without You" - as TobyMac / producer: "Me Without You" / writer: "Me Without You"
VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas2013Video performer: "Light of Christmas" - as TobyMac
Grace Unplugged2013performer: "Steal My Show" - as TobyMac
902102012TV Series 1 episode
Won't Back Down2012performer: "One World" - as TobyMac / writer: "One World"
WWE Elimination Chamber2011TV Special performer: "Ignition" - as TobyMac
WWE Fatal 4-Way2010TV Special performer: "ShowStopper" - as TobyMac
Never Back Down2008performer: "The Slam" - as tobyMac / writer: "The Slam"
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie2008writer: "What We Gonna Do?"
The Game Plan2007performer: "Feelin' So Fly" - as tobyMac / writer: "Feelin' So Fly"
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006performer: "Ooh-Ahh" - as Tobymac / writer: "Ooh-Ahh"
Big Momma's House 22006writer: "Ooh Aah"
In the Mix2005writer: "Catchafire Whoopsi-Daisy"
Left Behind III: World at War2005writer: "All You Got"
Hangman's Curse2003writer: "Extreme Days"
Roswell2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Extremedays2001performer: "Extreme Days" / writer: "Extreme Days" / writer: "God Is Love" - as T. McKeehan

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm in Love with a Church Girl2013T (as Toby Mac)
Roach Approach: The Mane Event2005VideoFang (voice)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beautifully Broken2017post-productionHimself
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2012TV MovieHimself (as Tobymac)
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
35th Annual GMA Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself (as Tobymac)
DC Talk: Free at Last2002Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary Christian Music AlbumFor the album "Eye on It."


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#Quote
1The way you get the Extreme's attention, is to be extremely passionate about whatever it is you are passionate about. I am passionate about God, about Jesus, and what His influences do to me. It's what accepting God's grace has done to me.
2Life is serious, but I do think that God wants us to enjoy the things He's given us, like music.


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